It happened again. Had a guest worship leader at church last weekend sporting an acoustic guitar. He brings in his case with stickers all over it and pulls out an Alvarez Acoustic guitar. He places it on a guitar stand on stage, plugs into a direct box and goes to get a bottle of water. Two of the guitar player and a sound tech walk over to just read the top of the headstock. As I am getting my bass ready I hear one of the guitarist say to the other. "An Alvarez? I thought this guy was good." All three of them start laughing and walk away. The guest comes back and slings on his Alvarez for sound check. He does a little finger picking, a little light strumming and I am blown away by how good that guitar sounded. One of our normal WL's plays a Martin and I liked the tone of the Alvarez better than the Martin. After service I asked about the Alvarez and it is apparently 20+ years old and was a Yairi model. So don't turn your nose up at an instrument until you HEAR it.